The most common goal among everyone at CFP is body composition. We have an ideal weight in our head, an ideal personal look, and the pressure from society on how we should look. The decision comes down to a strawberry daiquiri or abs.Read More
My post today will be short and succinct as the day presents many wonderful opportunities to it.
1. Choose your attitude - it really is that simple. From someone who has done, seen, and thought many things that I would never recommend to someone else the simplest answer turned out to be true. You can pick your attitude and reinforce it by the language you use. In the opening paragraph I used the phrase wonderful opportunities instead of a lot of hectic shit. That difference changes how I feel and react to the day.
2. Be prepared - when you have things in order then you can't be stressed out. When people who are stressed out confront you then you can remain calm in the knowledge that you can help them without putting yourself out.
3. Sleep - emotional stress is the same as physical stress. It's toxic to your body if left too long unaddressed and negatively viewed. Stress prepares our body for action. ACT then sleep to restore your body's balance. Don't stay amped up for too long or you will look like Keith Richards
I am sitting in the hotel lobby at 4am and I am well outside my schedule and routine. It would be very easy to feel grumpy, negative, irritable, and overly tired. Those feelings and thoughts are a choice between two camps: abundance and scarcityRead More
CrossFit Pagosa hired a coach many years back named Lao Tzu. He wasn't the best for lifting technique and tips but he had great insights on how to motivate each of us in our mental game. Coach Lao Tzu has two important concepts that he wanted me to emphasize: presence and actions.Read More
Berkshire Hathaway has a letter that it sends out to all its shareholders written by Warren Buffet. His 2014 letter was of special interest because he gave a recap of the past 50 years. He writes his lessons learned, his knowledge, his wisdom, and his predictions. We should all pay attention.Read More
The nutrition challenge has completed its 3 month journey and the results were inspiring (even I was watching what I eat more closely). As the next one starts I think it's good to recap what we all learned.Read More
I will spare you all my Star Wars nerd knowledge and just focus on one thing that Yoda said to Luke Skywalker that, all pop culture nostalgia aside, is deep with wisdom: "Do or do not. There is no try." Heavy. Let's examine why.Read More
There is a common theme to all my articles - your mindset. The reason is that your mind is the greatest tool that you must be training every day. If you do not train it then it will run you instead of you running it. This is the first lesson it teaches.Read More
A farmer wakes up hungry one day in the late fall and goes out to his fields to get some food. There is no food in his fields. The soil hasn’t been tilled and his barn is full of seed. What is wrong with this picture? Why is it ridiculous for us to assume that a farmer that does not work in the spring should have a harvest in the fall? We can look at this in terms of IP vs PI.Read More
When you are presented with an obstacle what do you do? Do you let the wall box you in and make your world a little smaller? Are you the type of person that pushes that wall back and actually makes your world a little bigger?Read More
You may like to think that you are you. That me, myself, and I are all one person and we are all in agreement. A basic understanding of human psychology will prove that to be otherwise and in fact there is an old Indian fable emphasising this point. The tale is about two wolves inside you that are polar opposites, battling inside you. It's the wolf that you feed that will win in the end. Which one are you feeding?Read More
The first workout of the Open is validated and we just turned in our scores for the second workout of 2015. How are you feeling about it? Are you proud or are you reasoning the score away? Which path you take is telling of your mental state.Read More
How should you approach training and what variables come into play in its many aspects. From the motivation to train, to making sure your knowledge is up to date, to controlling internal factors over external - how should we look and move forward with our workouts?